The landscape for employment opportunities took a huge turn this year. Our office, like so many other executive recruiting firms, is being flooded with emails, resumes, and recurrent phone calls on a daily basis. You can imagine the deluge that is happening in the Human Resources offices of the attractive (and let’s be honest, even the not-so-attractive) corporations.
For some this is undoubtedly a painful time of transition. Sadly, many will need to revisit their expectations,… Continue
Added by Karen Russo on November 18, 2008 at 3:00pm —
I'd like to hear from experienced recruiters who live (or wish to) live in the Philadelphia area. Mid to senior level management recruiting is required. We're a young, hip, boutique firm with very strong client relationships. Let me know if your "work personality" is more entrepreneurial or corporate; and let me know what you want your career to look like - no BS, just your vision for an environment that would bring out your best and allow you to shine.
Added by Jeannine on November 18, 2008 at 2:44pm —
This mentions The Ruthie List and RBC as a place to find recruiters, cool. I joke about how many interviews I have been on and not yet landing that perfect gig, but it's HUGE that I am getting so much help and virtual friends are opening so many doors. I am doing my part as well, helping others with resumes and making referrals for all the jobs I wasn't a fit for. These are indeed scary times that we are witnessing, thankfully there are people stepping up and being people, being human beings… Continue
Added by Tina Huckabay on November 18, 2008 at 2:34pm —
"SAN Architect capacity performance tuning EMC IBM"
Infrastructure Technical Analyst Tuning of IBM Server & EMC SAN Environment
Significant expertise with full life cycle storage capacity and performance
Tuning for IBM 14 way server and Fujitsu EMC SAN.
Provide technical analysis and direction for performance tuning roadmap and incremental release execution. 10 TB Oracle DB.
Added by Sudip on November 18, 2008 at 10:54am —
I wonder who is going to Gobble up Yahoo... Larry E. at Oracle is shopping. Who knows right?
With Jerry Yang Gone, What Yahoo Should Do Next
Om Malik | Monday, November 17, 2008
Jerry Yang, after a tumultuous reign as the chief executive officer of Yahoo, the company he co-founded with David Filo, announced today that he is stepping down from the top slot. The news was first reported by Kara Swisher and later confirmed by… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 18, 2008 at 8:51am —
New MBA Students and New Resumes!
First-year recruiting is in full-swing and, in this climate, you should consider every source of cost savings. Save time, save money, and recruit MBA interns virtually with online resume books. Find only those candidates who match your firm’s criteria. You can get started now at the secure ordering website:… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on November 18, 2008 at 8:30am —
I had an opportunity to meet up with JD yesterday at the RecruitingBlogs.com lounge at Kennedy's Recruiting Conference. Check out the interview
. Please, please, say it isn't so... This must be an imposter!…
Added by Jason Buss on November 18, 2008 at 7:30am —
A few weeks back, I sat in the last row at the haughty Princeton Club
in NYC with Dennis Smith
taking in Kennedy's 2008 Executive Search Summit
where he was a speaker. The ESS is very much traditional blue blood retained search so talking about the ubiquitous Web 2.0 tools - as Dennis did...twice - were met with a little consternation,… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on November 18, 2008 at 6:41am —
Seems like Rachel
has been busy this morning adding shameless self-promoting comments
touting some village in India named HR...
I know for fact that Slouch knows where the delete
key is on the keyboard.
Added by Steve Levy on November 18, 2008 at 6:00am —
I tend to receive a recurring misconception about the Chinese labor market from overseas-based clients. This misunderstanding primarily affects overseas-designed provisional staffing budgets as well as the
perceived value of quality of China-based recruitment agencies. In short, agencies are perceived to attempt inflating candidate packages for higher fees. While some rogue agencies do, there is a distinctive trend that the cost of Chinese talent is catching up with international… Continue
Added by Patrick Courtois on November 18, 2008 at 3:48am —
A few years ago, a man with a polite demeanor and accent that I couldn't quite place made it to my extension at Broadlook. He should not have. It was rare that my door is shut; a sign to my staff that I was not to be bothered. I was working on the specifications for the 2.0 version of Broadlook's Eclipse tool. On the call was Russ Moon and I decided to give him a really hard time as he broke into my fortress of solitude. I did give him a hard time, but he was persistent and we eventually had a… Continue
Added by Donato Diorio on November 17, 2008 at 9:52pm —
is the common thread across all usage of Broadlook
products. It is NOT recruiting, sourcing, sales or marketing. Recruiting, sourcing, sales and marketing are the functions which depend upon Internet Research.
Many of Broadlook's recruiting clients may be surprised to know that an equal number of sales and marketing professionals use Broadlook solutions. Conversely, sales and marketing users may be surprised to learn… Continue
Added by Donato Diorio on November 17, 2008 at 9:44pm —
As I sat watching live, streaming video from the Word of Mouth Marketing Association Summit and Research Symposium in Vegas last week from the comfort of my cushy office chair in Southlake, TX, it occurred to me that the corporate philosophy being shared by the enigmatic… Continue
Added by Craig Fisher on November 17, 2008 at 8:58pm —
The Wall Street Journal ran an article last week citing an Accenture study that found 46% of middle managers in the US felt changing jobs in the current economy was 'risky'. That's consistent with what we are seeing in the market and it makes me worry--not for our business but for those folks who have lulled themselves into a false sense of security.
Take Sun Micro for example. Big beautiful buildings, 30 some thousand employees. Feels pretty secure. Except that their market cap is… Continue
Added by Vikki Pachera on November 17, 2008 at 6:30pm —
Looking for a new job has brought me to the deepest and darkest trenches I never even knew existed on the internet. I've been to places I wouldn't even dare bring you. I think I've actually seen the "black hole" where resumes tend to go once you spend an hour entering details about your life on an online job application. It was either that or my head hitting the desk from the exhaustion of typing - over and over - my job history, skills and abilities, salary requirements and what shoe size I… Continue
Added by Tina M. on November 17, 2008 at 4:44pm —
I stumbled upon a debate about personal branding started by Geoff Livingston of The Buzz Bin a few days ago with his blog post: I Don’t Care About Your Personal Brand. While I disagree with the overall message, he does bring up some interesting points.
(Mitch Joel at Twist Image responded with a post: Why You Need To Care More About Your Personal Brand. I encourage you to read both posts, the comments, and come to your own conclusion).
To touch upon a few of the key… Continue
Added by Trace Cohen on November 17, 2008 at 4:38pm —
I am known for my social networking skills both in person and online. I am able to not only influence candidates interested in the job, manager and company, but by identifying and communicating positive aspects, while pointing out challenges when appropriate. I am able to sell candidates to the hiring manager who I have found through social media-- FaceBook, email, LinkedIn, phone calls or referrals; I use my network as a marketing channel and target them for specific… Continue
Added by Claudette Rogers on November 17, 2008 at 4:00pm —
Many companies report that their biggest challenge is finding talented employees. This really is the factor that separates mediocre companies from “Industry Leaders”.
Well, how do we hire the best and not just settle for whose available? Or who meets our job requirements?
Here are some basic tips that can elevate your hiring practice.
Define what you’re looking for. Most companies know what they need but fail to do the work upfront and convey this to their… Continue
Added by Christopher Brady on November 17, 2008 at 3:50pm —
I don't care if this is comes up in Snopes.com as being written by a 32 year old male who's living with his Mom - who still cooks and cleans for him; it's adorable...
“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore
So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.”
“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on November 17, 2008 at 2:00pm —
"When one looks at computer science in particular, however, the proportion of women has been falling. In 2001-2, only 28 percent of all undergraduate degrees in computer science went to women. By 2004-5, the number had declined to only 22 percent. Data collected by the Computing Research Association showed even fewer women at research universities like M.I.T.: women accounted for only 12 percent of undergraduate degrees in computer science and engineering in the United States and… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on November 17, 2008 at 1:54pm —